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at one of the most brutal battles ever fought. the u.s. navy plans to dismantle the minesweeper that ran aground on a coral reef in the philippine waters. they want to break it up to prevent further damage to a world heritage marine park. there is no anger over the incident. >> the u.s.s. guardian, completely stuck on one of the world's most diverse coral reefs. initially, the americans wanted to save the ship and remove it intact but they now say the best and safest strategy is to break it into pieces. the main priority is to minimize the risk of further damage. something the philippine officials have been quick to point out. >> our first goal is to remove that and make sure there is no more damage. >> the reef is a united nation'' world heritage site in the middle of the sea. one of the best diving spots in the world. marine species congregate around the coral. sharks, turtles, and man to raise our of frequent visitors. the world wildlife fund believe that this has caused extensive damage. "from what we have seen, the damage spans over 1600 square meters. so, the research we h
says the chinese navy locked its radar on a japanese destroyer in the east china sea. about 10 days earlier, tokyo says another chinese for gates -- chinese frigate did the same to a helicopter. japan cost prime minister condemned the incident. >> at a time they are resuming talks, it is regrettable china has carried out provocative action towards japan. >> the incidents are reported to have taken place close to this group of islands in the east china sea, which japan controls but china claims as its own. for months japanese and chinese coast guard ships have been engaged in a game of cat and mouse around the islands. china has sought to assert its claims. previous incidents have only involved civilian ships, not war ships loaded with missiles. so far china's foreign ministry has refused to confirm the incident or give any explanation to the chinese actions, but the u.s. government is expressing its concern. it has called on beijing to avoid actions that could undermine peace and stability of the region. >> there are 365 days left until the next winter olympics, and that is 365 days
local law enforcement officials. >> brown: then, we have the story of a navy seal, a sniper in the iraq war and best-selling author who was gunned down by a fellow veteran at a shooting range in texas. >> ifill: margaret warner looks at how ancient manuscripts in mali were saved, hidden from destruction during the conflict with islamist rebels. >> brown: what makes a great teacher? hari sreenivasan reports on a charter school in connecticut that uses a checklist to evaluate and keep the best of them in the classroom. >> we have parents, students, peer and principal surveys, so the teachers are really getting a whole 360 take on what they are doing well and what they need to improve. >> ifill: the 500-year-old bones unearthed in a parking lot in england are those of king richard iii. john burns of the "new york times" fills us in. >> brown: and we close with a conversation with a master of the short story, writer george saunders.
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